Things to do in Manchester this September

Mark Morris (The Bluetones) September 5th/8th Rose & Monkey

Legendary front man Mark Morris from The Bluetones is performing two intimate shows at the Rose & Monkey . For anyone who missed the entire 90s and Britpop scene, the band scored an impressive thirteen Top 40 singles and three Top 10 albums in the UK charts. Morris continued to work as a solo artist before reuniting the band for sold out UK tours. He will be performing a mix of tracks from both The Bluetones and his solo career.

For more info & for tickets https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/mark-morriss-the-rose-monkey-tickets/9444805

Stephen Lynn, The Other Side from the Art, September 6th Factory 251

Stephen Lynn is a popular well-known artist and creator of Dionysus Art of Manchester and beyond. Lynn will be the first artist to exhibit in the old factory offices building now Factory 251. Described as “the pencil poet” Lynn’s inspiration comes from his love of The Hacienda years and the Madchester scene. Joining him on the night will be special guests Hacienda DJ Jon Dasilva  Hacienda and Jonny Brown, Twisted Wheel front man performing an acoustic set.

For more info & tickets find Stephen Lynn’s Dionysus Art on Facebook

SWJ Group with support from The Pagans S.O.H & Velvet Shakes. September 6th Jimmys.

Some call it Slacker Funk, some call it Mancadelic! SWJ Group are a collective of musicians playing Funky, groovy tunes with a hint of Manchester grit, they hit a groove and stay on it, making every gig an event filled with happy vibes. Wah, beats, keys and above all else top tunes, combine to make a huge sound. 

Support comes from one of the most exciting bands from Brum in years The Pagans S.O.H and Cosmic Pop-Disco band Velvet Shakes who are the current ones to watch in the Manchester’s music scene.

For more info https://jimmys.live/event/swj-group-mcr/

Dirty Laces 6th Gorilla

Formed in early 2017, Dirty Laces have been making an impact on the Manchester music scene with their punk inspired high energy performances, heavy riffs and their own interpretation of popular 60’s and 70’s bands, whilst fusing these components with powerful choruses and raw rock and roll edge. After a string of strongly billed festival dates including Kendal Calling, Tim Peaks stage at Liverpool Sound City and were part of The Charlatans CW9 North by Northwich takeover. They have had 3 releases to date, the first two were DIY digital releases and the most recent, The Modern Age EP, was released in conjunction with NoCo Records. Headlining Gorilla will be their biggest Manchester show to date. Support comes from Riding the Low and guest DJ set by Clint Boon


Manchester food & drink festival September 22nd to October 7th. Various Venues

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival is now a well established nationally acclaimed event, and 2019 will see its 22nd annual take-over of the City. Conceived and developed by Phil Jones in 1998, the event originated as a means of showing the rest of the nation that there was more to Manchester than meat pies and gravy. Festival events take place in venues across the City and at the Festival Hub at Cathedral Gardens, where a bespoke food and drink centre is custom built where The City Life Music Stage will once again be hosting a line-up of musicians and DJ’s. Across the 11 days of the festival you will be able to go to the hub to enjoy an eclectic mix of amazing artists, from chilled out vibes to pop party classics.

For more info go to foodanddrinkfestival.com/ 

Scruff Of The Neck Presents Suave Martyrs September 14th Night People

Manchester’s Suave Martyrs meld angular indie guitar with the flowing sounds of 60s west-coast psychedelia along with the baggiest of beats. Support  comes from piece alt rock/indie band The Rosadocs and Basic Human Instinct

For more info www.scruffoftheneck.com/events

The Warehouse Project in Manchester presents: Aphex Twin Curates WH2019 September 20th Mayfield Depo

Richard David James, aka Aphex Twin, is a British musician best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and intelligent dance music during the 1990s. He is among the most acclaimed figures in contemporary electronic music. Taking over the Warehouse Projecy artists involved in this massive night include Aphex Twin, Nina Kraviz, Aleksi Perälä, Lee Gamble, 33EMYBW (European Debut), Rian_Treanor, Kyoka, ZULI, SØS Guvner Ryberg plus a host of others.

Tickets available at https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Depot-%28Mayfield%29/WHP19—Aphex-Twin-Curates/13572590/

Orlando Weeks 22nd Deaf institute 

Former Maccabees frontman Orlando Weeks re-emerges to the live scene with a run of 7 very intimate performances this September to mark the start of a new project. Weeks will be performing new solo material, which will be released as an album next year. This tour which includes a pair of shows at The Deaf Institute marking the first time Orlando will perform these songs live with a band. This is an opportunity to hear this new music first, live and in an intimate setting exclusively, ahead of any recorded music being released.

For more info & tickets www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk/event/orlando-weeks/

Stay Fresh Fresh September 28th Deaf Institute 

Show casing some of the best emerging bands in the North, Stay Fresh returns on 28th September for an all-day party at Deaf Institute! The carefully curated line up includes Crush, Afghan Sand Gang, Peaness, Julia Bardo, Urf, Strawberry Guy, and Loose Articles, all for an early bird price of 4 quid and £2 pints on offer all night

For early birds tickets go to thedeafinstitute.co.uk/event/stay-fresh-fest/

The Night & Day Showcase. The Maitlands, Able’s Army & FADS

Born of Manchester and described as lying between a drunk Smiths and a sober Fall it’s hard to not make the connection but with their punk roots The Maitlands are carving their own unique sound.

Able’s Army are a band of indie rock and roll revivalists for fans of The Cribs, The Strokes, Oasis etc. And opening the show is FADS, fresh out of the box Indie/pop trio from West Yorkshire. Their music is a blend of playful melodies and satire lyrics which celebrate the mundane. Whether they’re just another fad or a new chapter in music history, they’re here for a good time.

For more info www.nightnday.org/event/night-day-showcase-218/